History of Portable Toilets

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“Public restrooms are critical in crowded areas or during big events. This need for a portable toilet was first recognized at the shipyards in Long Beach, California, in the 1940s. Workers there had to walk a significant distance to use the bathroom. The solutions was a temporary toilet installed closer to the workers. It was made of wood and hand a holding tank for waste. Others in the construction industry or those hosting events with large crowds soon recognized the versatility of such an invention. It was self-contained and required no moving parts, power, or water. The heavy wood “cabanas” were replaced with fiberglass models in the early 1970s. By the end of the decade, portable toilets were made using polyethylene, making the toilets lighter, more durable, and easier to clean. Present portable toilets are designed the same way.”-How the Toilet Changed History by Laura Perdew.

The success of the clean and portable toilet is almost unparalleled. The advantage of being self-contained, having no moving parts, requiring no power source and the use of attractive non-porous plastic with smooth surfaces, has made the portable toilet superior to many permanent facilities.

As part of the value of rented portable toilets, Pot-O-Gold cleans their portable toilets on a weekly basis or by request.  At service time, Pot-O-Gold sends a pump truck to the toilet site where the driver sanitizes the inside of the toilet’s holding tank and cabin. Blue chemical and water is added to freshly pumped holding tank and the unit is then deodorized. The driver then refills the toilet paper, leaving customers with a clean portable restroom.

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